KING OF THE VAMPIRES! Count Dracula is known around the world as the ultimate vampire. He wasn't the first, but he remains the greatest. The novel, first published in 1897, is the account of Count Dracula's move from Transylvania to England. Told in epistolary style from the letters and journals of Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Jack Seward ...
KING OF THE VAMPIRES! Count Dracula is known around the world as the ultimate vampire. He wasn't the first, but he remains the greatest. The novel, first published in 1897, is the account of Count Dracula's move from Transylvania to England. Told in epistolary style from the letters and journals of Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Jack Seward, Mina Harker, etc. the novel touches on colonialism, sexual conventions, women's place in Victorian culture and more. It's a Gothic and a mystery and a horror novel. There's a reason when you say vampire, the first name to come to your mind is Dracula.
Before reading this book, I was worried about what I've heard: It's boring, dull, lengthy... However, this book captured my imagination. I love the way it is structured and written. It is mysterious, exciting, and an awesome read. I loved it. =)
Aug 6, 2009
exactly as described
Textbook. Good value. Good condition. Speedy delivery.
Oct 23, 2008
It just plain sucked
I've always been fascinated with vampires ever since seeing Bella Lugosi in 1931's film version of "Dracula". And after reading a few vampire novels I've been disappointed with how cheesey and over the top they have been. But nothing prepared me for the biggest let down of them all which was the mother of all vampire novels "Dracula". I found the pace slow and the story disjointed due to the fact it was pieced together from diary entries and the odd newspaper clipping. This made the flow of the story difficult for me to enjoy. Oddly enough we don't really to get meet the namesake of the book! He's just that creepy business man in the begining that Joanthan Harker deals who then turns into more of a menacing shadow to be hunted down to be killed at the end.
Oct 23, 2007
There really is no better way to describe than a classic! This is the reason they become classics. I love how all the myths and folklore have evolved from books like this. Always a great read. Even after the fifth time.
Sep 18, 2007
Stoker brought the vampire front and center in this epic tale. I can imagine how the victorians reacted to such guesome action. This is the true vampire classic. Anyone who loves vampires has to read it.
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